Most people know me as "Drew Clayton." I have had the good fortune of practicing law in a legal arena that is both interesting and challenging. For several years before I became an attorney in 1987, I worked in mutual fund marketing for Oppenheimer in New York City and as a retail stock broker for L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin and Smith Barney. That experience has proven to be invaluable in my representation of people who have disputes with their brokerage firms because it has provided me with an insight into the securities business that few attorneys have.
In addition, I have been lucky enough during the course of my career to deal with complex commercial litigation issues in state, federal, and bankruptcy court. That breadth of experience has enabled me to represent clients in a wide variety of business-related disputes as well.
I practiced law in New Jersey and New York for five years before moving to Florida in 1992.
Licensed since 1987
I endorse this lawyer's work. Drew Clayton is an outstanding lawyer who provides aggressive legal services to investors who have been mishandled by brokers and brokerage firms. Drew is highly regarded in the legal community, the President Elect of our local America Inn of Court chapter and a former military officer. Without reservation I highly recommend this lawyer to prospective clients. His ethics are impeccable and his law talents are immense!
W Snyder Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I highly endorse this lawyer's work. Drew Clayton and myself worked together on several securities arbitation cases. He is knowledgeable, congenial and, most importantly, highly ethical in all his dealings with clients and other counsel. I would recommend his work to any client who need a top notch lawyer.
Allan Fedor Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1988||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Florida Super Lawyers||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2014|
|Florida Super Lawyers||Thomsen Reuters||2013|
|Florida Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2013|
|Professionalism award||Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court||2012|
|Florida Super Lawyers||Thomson Reuters||2012|
|President||The Clayton Law Firm, P.A.||1996 - Present|
|Major||United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps||1989 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Sarasota County Bar Association||Director||2013 - 2014|
|American Inns of Court||Florida Steering Committee||2012 - Present|
|Sarasota Transitional Housing Committee||Chairman||2008 - Present|
|University Place Community Development District||Supervisor||2008 - Present|
|Sarasota Human Services Advisory Council||Member||2003 - 2007|
|Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court||President 2010-2011||1993 - Present|
|Bellehumeur v. A.G. Edwards, et al.||$1.2 million plus attorney fees|
|I.L. and F.L. v. Shields & Co., Inc., et al.||$1.36 million award|
|Karen Rushing, Clerk of Court and Comptroller of Sarasota County v. Wells Fargo, N.A. as successor to Wachovia Bank, N.A.||Settled for $23.75 million|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Seton Hall University||Journalism and Mass Communication||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|Washington and Lee University||Journalism||N/A||N/A|
|Understanding Finance - It's More than Money Financial Series||Hot Button Issues in Investment Disputes||2010|
|Charlotte Estate Planning Council||Current Issues in Investment Disputes||2010|
|Venice Estate Planners||Current topics in investment-related disputes||2009|
|Sarasota Estate Planners||Current topics in investment-related disputes||2009|
|PIABA Annual meeting||Duties after the sale||2009|